Miracle on South Division St.
Although there are many, many plays about faith, family and long-buried secrets, few are laugh-out-loud funny. Perhaps that's the real miracle of Miracle on South Division St, now making its way to Farmington Players Barn Theater. From playwright Tom Dudzick (Over the Tavern trilogy) comes the story of the Nowaks of Buffalo, New York. Ever since Clara's father, an immigrant from war-torn Poland, had a miraculous vision of the Virgin Mary in his barbershop, the Nowaks have been convinced that they are special. But "keeping the faith" for 65 years -- and in a gritty, deteriorating neighborhood, to boot -- proves tough for Clara and her grown children. When the family legend threatens to unravel, the Nowaks must re-evaluate everything. After a celebrated off-Broadway run, this surprising and satisfying comedy, presented by the Farmington Players, comes to Detroit.